Get ready for the European Maritime Day 2018, 31 May & 1 June, Burgas, Bulgaria

Get ready for the European Maritime Day 2018, 31 May & 1 June, Burgas, Bulgaria

Get ready for the European Maritime Day 2018, 31 May & 1 June, Burgas, Bulgaria


With the conference programme for this year’s European Maritime Day shaping up, get ready for what will surely be another great opportunity to gain new insights into maritime affairs and blue growth and related EU policies and funding opportunities.

The EMD 2018 conference programme includes:

  • 18 stakeholders workshops covering a wide range of topical themes: Aquaculture and the blue bio-economy, on marine litter, digitalization and big data, marine research, innovation, ports, maritime security, spatial planning, offshore energy and ocean literacy.
  •  A political opening, with Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Iskra Mihaylova, Chair of the Regional Development Committee at the European Parliament. Karmenu Vella together with Ivaylo Moskovski, Bulgarian Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications will welcome a number of fellow Ministers around the Black Sea to share their vision for the development of the Blue economy in the region (Ministerial Declaration towards a Common Maritime Agenda in the Black Sea).
  • A plenary debate on what we termed Big Bang Black Sea’ with leaders from the European Union, national governments, international organizations and NGOs to discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable blue growth in the Black Sea.
  • Three DG MARE info sessions on Measuring the EU Blue Economy, Turning Marine Litter into a sustainable business, and Financing strategic cooperation for Blue Growth.
  •  A plenary session on European funds post 2020 – what’s new? that will provide an indication on the expected future funding landscape for fisheries and blue growth as well as for maritime research and innovation.
  • A networking reception in a splendid location looking out to the harbour, an exhibition and a pitch stage during the networking breaks.

For all this and more, please register online now.

See who has registered so far

Read more on the EMD website.

·         Provisional programme of EMD Conference

·         List of workshops

·         Book your hotel and organise your transport

You can also:

·         Book a stand at the EMD exhibition (Apply by 30 April)

·         Apply for a B2B networking/matchmaking meeting

Not able to travel to Burgas? Check out our interactive map with the EMD 2018 events in My Country and spot an exciting event near you!

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